The Road to Self-Acceptance: How CrossFit Games Moms Came to Embrace Their Pregnant Bodies

January 24, 2021 by
Courtesy of Tennil Reed-Beuerlein: https://www.instagram.com/tennil_reed/

(Editor’s Note: ICYMI here’s part one of this two-part series: “CrossFit Games Moms Adjust to Motherhood, Seek Balance.”)

Two years ago, three-time CrossFit Games athlete Mekenzie Riley shared her story about a disordered eating past with Morning Chalk Up readers through a Letter to My Younger Self. More recently, Riley became a mother to a baby boy named Race and said what she learned through CrossFit about prioritizing function over appearance “100 percent” helped her embrace her changing body through her pregnancy and into motherhood. 

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